Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Verwustung/I First Saw You On That Snowy Night And Couldn't Shake An Overwhelming Feeling Of Sadness/2012 CD Review


  This  is  another  review  of  an  recording  from  Verwustung  with  the  musical  style  being  a  mixture  of  ambient,  black  metal,  drone,  doom,  noise  and  post  rock  with  the  album  being  self  released  in  2012  and  called  "I  First  Saw  You  On  That  Snowy  Night  And  Couldn't  Shake  An  Overwhelming  Feeling  Of  Sadness".

  Drums  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  drumming  to  fast  playing  with  some  blast  beats  being  present  on  this  recording  at  times,  while  the  synths  and  sound  effects  bring  elements  of  ambient,  drone,  noise  and  post  rock  to  the  recording,  as  for  the  bass  playing  it  has  a  very  dark  tone  with  riffs  that  follow  the  riffing  that  are  coming  out  of  the  guitars.

  Rhythm  guitars  range  from  slow,  mid  paced  to  fast  riffs  that  combine  raw  and  primitive  sounding  black  metal  with  drone,  doom  and  post  rock  together  to  create  a  sound  of  their  with  some  melodies,  soft  and  clean  playing  being  thrown  into  the  riffing  at  times,  while  the  lead  guitars  are  very  melodic  sounding  post  rock  guitar  solos  and  leads.

  Vocals  which  are  mixed  down  low  in  the  mix  are  very  grim  sounding  black  metal  screams,  while the  lyrics  cover  dark  depressive  and  poetic  themes,  as  for  the  production  it  has  a  very  dark,  raw  and  primitive  sound  to  it  with  some  of  the  songs  being  long  and  epic  in  length.

  In  my  opinion  this  is  another  great  sounding  recording  from  Verwustung  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  black  metal,  doom,  drone,  noise,  ambient  and  post  rock,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "These  Evenings  We  Spent  Alone  Staring  At  The  Window"  "Spiral  Paradox"  and  "When  Our  Hands  Met".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.

    

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